MEET THE TEAM

KC BRUNINI

KC Brunini is the owner of THE BAR[RE] CT & Hot 11 Yoga Studio. KC completed her 200 YTT through Cape Ann Power Yoga & Union Collaborative under the instruction of Elizabeth DeAngelis. KC has also completed 40 hours of barre teacher training through Exhale® and an additional 20 hours through Union Collaborative. Since moving from Massachusetts to Connecticut in 2017, KC has brought with her an extensive knowledge of fitness and wellness originating from her strong dance background. She has had the privilege of being trained by some of the most elite professionals in the dance industry and was able to pursue a professional career of her own, dancing for various companies in the Greater Boston Area.

 

One of KC's core missions at Hot 11 Yoga & THE BAR[RE] is to make fitness accessible for every practitioner, regardless of age or level. Recognized for her upbeat personality, KC brings her high energy to motivate clients in every class, leaving you feeling energized, empowered, and confident.

PAM J.

Pamela is a certified HOT HIIT (high intensity interval training) instructor and is teaching LIIT at THE BAR[RE] and HOT LIIT at Hot 11 Yoga.  She has been in the fitness industry for 10 years, mainly teaching Spinning classes at numerous locations.  Pam is also 200 hour yoga certified specializing in 26/2, children’s yoga and Reiki 1 certified.  “Strength and endurance is what makes your mind, body and soul align.  I firmly believe that keeping your body fit and healthy keeps us young and vibrant.”  

AMANDA S.

Amanda completed her 200 hour teaching training with Kathleen Maroney in 2019.  She has been a student of Baptiste Power Yoga and will often add variety to her personal practice with other variations of vinyasa practice.  Amanda has been able to incorporate the benefits of yoga into all aspects of her everyday life and hopes her students are able to do the same. She will lead you through a challenging and fun practice in order to detox, refresh and restore the body, mind and soul so that her students are ready for whatever challenges they face in their everyday lives. 

JANE K

Jane is a professional dancer and yoga instructor from Bergen County, New Jersey. She is a graduate of the Connecticut School of Yoga, and completed her 200-hour teacher training at the former Connecticut Yoga Center (now Starr Mill Yoga in Middletown, CT). Prior to her yoga training, she spent the majority of her life studying movement and the body through the art of dance. Jane holds a BFA in Dance from The Hartt School, University of Hartford. She loves to combine the various techniques she has learned in order to keep things creative in class and to continue to discover new pathways of movement. Aside from teaching yoga, Jane is the Vice President of The Hartford Dance Collective. She loves listening to live music, making extensive cheese plates, and hanging out with her cat, Charlotte. 

STEF T.

Stefanie finished her 200 hour Baptiste inspired power yoga teacher training through Cape Ann Power Yoga and Union Collaborative. Yoga has been a huge part of Stefanie’s daily life for more than a decade. The health benefits she gained, made her crave yoga everyday. Stefanie can’t wait to share her love of yoga with her students, so they too can feel the benefits and enjoy the post yoga bliss.  

Stefanie is also a barre instructor at The Barre and a dance teacher. Fitness has always been a huge part of her life. When she’s not teaching her classes you can find her working in a salon as a hairstylist, or snuggling with her adorable dog. Stefanie and her husband will also be welcoming their first baby in December 2020!! 

Stefanie finished her 200 hour Baptiste inspired power yoga teacher training through Cape Ann Power Yoga and Union Collaborative. Yoga has been a huge part of Stefanie’s daily life for more than a decade. The health benefits she gained, made her crave yoga everyday. Stefanie can’t wait to share her love of yoga with her students, so they too can feel the benefits and enjoy the post yoga bliss.  

Stefanie is also a barre instructor at The Barre and a dance teacher. Fitness has always been a huge part of her life. When she’s not teaching her classes you can find her working in a salon as a hairstylist, or snuggling with her adorable dog. Stefanie and her husband will also be welcoming their first baby in December 2020!! 

HOLLIE K

Hollie Kim took her first yoga class in 2007 and has practiced different

styles of yoga such as Hatha, Vinyasa, power vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Baptiste power yoga.

Through a strong yet mindful asana practice, she has built not only strength and

flexibility but also confidence and tranquility that have changed her life in many

areas.

As a dyslexic, she also experienced unexpected benefits from yoga and

meditation, helping her stabilize her mind, making it easier to cope with dyslexia.

After transformative experiences, she completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training to share her experiences and knowledge.

 

Hollie’s classes are empowering yet tranquil at the same time. While She

encourages her students to embrace their both physical and mental strength, her

class emphasizes the meditative connection between breath and movement.

 

When she’s not teaching yoga, she enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, and cycling

with her family.

TINA P

Tina began her yoga journey in 2001 when she attended a small community class in her hometown. After her first experience in savasana, she was hooked. After years of self-study and cultivating her home practice, Tina completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga with the Yoga & Ayurveda Center, under the study of Stephanie Ball-Mitchell.  Yoga is not only about the asana (poses) for Tina, though that is the entry point for many people. She hopes to share the other Limbs of Yoga as well, including the non-physical and internal elements.   She hopes to spread the deep joy and sense of peace she has found in the Eight Limbs of Yoga with her students. 

When she isn't practicing on and off the mat, she can be found writing, working with Hartford youth and teens at Real Art Ways, making travel-inspired scented soy candles with @3236TinAve, or acting with @BackyardTheaterEnsemble.

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